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Date: 03/09/13 02:00 PM

8 Responses to An Ice Climber Falls Off Mountain: The POV

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Link: An Ice Climber Falls Off Mountain: The POV - I bet there is a brown stripe in that mountain ditch now.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    A classic example of how not to fall down a mountain. That flailing thing on a strap (ice axe) on his left wrist is supposed to be in his hand. Looks like he panicked and got lucky not hitting anything major on the way down.
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    why didn`t he ice axe arrest?!?!?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    That wasn`t a fall, it was a badass slide. I was expecting some free falling. He didn`t axe arrest, he`s an idiot.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    I`ve never ice climbed in my life, but do you not:
    1) take an ice axe in one hand and
    2) grab the pick end with the other and
    3) shove the wide end into the snow/ice?
    More or less?
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    baradhili Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2013 at 5:51 am
    yup I was going to say that.. where was the axe arrest, he sat on his arse most of the way...
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2013 at 5:52 am
    Looks like he was taking a rest, probably waiting for a climber above him. At the start of the fall he is not holding the axe. He then gets knocked of his feet by a lump of ice coming from above. Once you start sliding like that there is no way to get that axe back into your hand, hence no way to do an arrest!

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